A virtuoso program, from the baroque to tango, both touching and breathtaking, pairs the guitar and violin together, in the hands of two top young French artists. The combination of instruments may not be familiar, but it has been popular in times gone by. Indeed, the very first violin virtuoso, Nicolò Paganini composed a number of works for ‘chitarra’ and violin and the combination of plucked string and bowed string resonates across the centuries.
Kreisler Praeludium Allegro
Paganini Sonata Concertata
De Falla Canciones
Piazzolla History of Tango
Jérémy Jouve guitar
Pierre Fouchenneret violon
The performance will last for approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes including one interval
Named “New Global Ambassador of Classical Guitar” by FIP (French National Radio), French guitarist Jérémy Jouve is busy with international touring and recording. His latest release is Cavalcade, performing the music of Matthias Duplessy on the Absilone label, just one way Jouve is securing the classical guitar’s place in the 21st century.
Following early studies at the National Conservatory in Nice, at 12 violinist Pierre Fouchenneret moved to the Paris Conservatoire where five years later, in 2002, he was awarded First Prize in Olivier Charlier’s class, with many other prizes following. He has been a resident artist of the Singer-Polignac Foundation in Paris (2014) and his latest CD release is of all Beethoven’s Violin Sonatas with pianist Romain Descharmes on the Aparte label.